We’ve been more or less obsessed with Mosley Tribes’ Beaded Lyndel sunglasses since their 2010 release. Now completely unavailable, these babies retailed for a not-so-affordable $695. Anyhow, it’s never too late to get what you want, or, in our case, make what we want. So here’s how you can make a pair of these awesome tribal-looking sunnies for yourself.
Video/photos: Max Kopanygin
DIY: Lauren Quinn
- a pair of wayfarer-style sunglasses (we used these)
- seed beads in assortment of colours
- jewelry cement glue
- wire thread
- a printout of the beading pattern (this is a loose guide – you’ll have to adapt it to the shape of your sunglasses’ arms)
STEP 1: Apply a line of cement glue to the arm of the sunglasses.
STEP 2: Following the pattern, thread the first row of beads onto the wire.
STEP 3: Place the beaded wire onto the line of glue.
STEP 4: Hold for 10 seconds and pull away the wire thread.
STEP 5: Repeat this process for both arms, following the pattern.
STEP 6: Apply a thin layer of the cement glue over each beaded arm, creating a glaze.
STEP 7: Let dry for 24 hours.